Congratulations to this week's Whiz Kid of the Week Jake Peterson!
School: Oakhurst Elementary School
Accomplishment: Jake Peterson is a 10 year-old with a passion for baseball. He plays for the Seminole Warhawks at the Seminole Jr. Warhawks Field, which is just west of . He was asked to be on the all-star team to his minor league team every season. He trains at the Winning Inning Baseball Academy. His favorite baseball player on the Tampa Bay Rays is Sam Fuld. Jake gets pointers from his friend Von Hayes from the Philadelphia Phillies team, who stops by to see him often, said Jake's dad Jeff Peterson.
Jake is excellent at shortstop and hits with a high average.
Key to Awesomeness: Jake's drive started early. He's been playing baseball since he was two years-old. His accomplishments make it seem easy, but jake puts a lot of effort into being a leader. Jake received a trophy from his coach Ralph Neuberger when he hit 14 hits of 18 bats in a city championship tournament, which help lead his team to a second place finish. Jake plays shortstop and pitcher. This year Jake earned best finish by a 10 year-old in Seminole Warhawks history. Jake has been asked to play for the Seminole Allstars 10 year old division, which begins in about a month.
Nominate a Whiz Kid for this feature by emailing editor Aiyana Baida at firstname.lastname@example.org.